Recipients of the first WISCER Award

We are excited to announce the recipients of the first WISCER Summer Fieldwork Award. Please join us in congratulating Kate Anderson, Dagoberto Cortez, Lily Liang, and Casey Stockstill.

You can read descriptions of their projects here.

WISCER at Conferences in 2014

Members of our community will be presenting at the following meetings. Read the details and talk titles here.

4th International Conference on Conversation Analysis in Los Angeles

Douglas Maynard Plenary Address | Sat. June 28, Morning | Location: University of California, Los Angeles, Covel Commons

Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Meeting in San Francisco

Matthew Kearney “Critical Dialogue: Contemporary Ways of Protest.” | Sat. August 16, 10:30am-12:10pm | Location: San Francisco Marriott Marquis, Pacific I

American Sociological Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco

Katie Fallon “Race, gender, and the social organization of desire” | Mon. August 18, 8:30-10:10am

Myra Marx Ferree Critic in “Author Meets Critic Session: Tilly Award Winners” | Sun. August 17, 2:30-4:10pm

Myra Marx Ferree “Thinking Back and Looking Forward: The Future of Marxist Sociology” | Mon. August 18, 8:30-10:10am

Joan Fujimura “A Critique of the Use of New Genomic Data to Reconstitute Biological Race Categories” | Tue. August 19. 12:30-2:10pm

Alice Goffman Presidential Panel: “A Fugitive Adolescence: Growing Up Under the U.S. Crime War” | Sun. August 17, 2:30-4:10pm

Alice Goffman Author Meets Critics Session: “On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City” | Mon. August 18, 8:30-10:10am

Matthew Kearney “Escalating Mutual Obligation in the Wisconsin Uprising of 2011” | Tue. August 19, 12:30-2:10pm

Douglas Maynard Session Organizer and Presider for “Current Studies in Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis.” | Tue. August 19. 10:30am-12:10pm

Jason Orne. “Sexual Racism and the Puzzle of Interracial Relationship Rates in the Internet Age” in the session Race and Ethnicity in Everyday Encounters from the Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities. | Sun. August 17, 8:30am-10:10am.

Erik Olin Wright “Thinking Back and Looking Forward: The Future of Marxist Sociology” | Mon. August 18, 8:30-10:10am

Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference in Chicago

Jennifer Patrice Sims “What about the children? A new twist on an old question” | November 13-15, 2014 | Location: DePaul University

WISCER Launched!

photo 1Launched in 2014, WISCER is a community for students and faculty, devoted to investigating the social world through firsthand observation and interviews. WISCER is hosted out of University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Department of Sociology and Department of Community and Environmental Sociology. Learn more about us under Who We Are, and get to know our Faculty and Student participants. To post an upcoming class or event, submit your bio, or add your name to the listserv, email Esther HsuBorger at